Stanford vs. USC - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (19-8) at Stanford Cardinal (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal +2.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-12 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Washington that ended a two game winning streak. Stanford is averaging 68.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Rosco Allen leads the Cardinal averaging 15.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Dorian Pickens is averaging 11.4 points, Marcus Allen is averaging 11.2 points, and Michael Humphrey is averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Stanford is 10-5 at home and 6-8 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 19-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. USC is averaging 82.4 points per game and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 13.4 points and 5.0 assists per game. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 assists, Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.1 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Benn Boatwright is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds. USC is 3-5 on the road and 8-6 in the Pac-12.
Stanford is 7-18-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-3-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games. USC is 9-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 3-7 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.
USC is just the far better team so even on the road I will take them as a favorite.